Friday, February 29, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

so much for an inch...

Luckily I heeded the wisdom of my co-workers Diane and Tam and headed home at 5:30 instead of going to yoga. They were the wiser ones who left at 4:30. I crept home on the slick roads, not all THAT bothered by them, since for the most part I have worked from home when snow has been in the forecast. A little while ago I took Rusty out one last time, and noticed how beautiful it was out there. Big, wet flakes making it hard to see I'm sure if you are driving, but making everything else look really pretty. So I brought him back in and grabbed my camera for what I am hoping will be the last snowflakes of 2008. My cheap ass digital camera doesn't do it justice.

The 'hood

My car ~ barely made it up the driveway!
I love how the flash bounces off the big flakes!

If all the little snowflakes
Were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Random BP*

  • I'm glad the most recent missing hikers were found safely. What bothers me though is that people go up into the White Mountains in the dead of winter. I can understand an experienced hiker wanting the challenge. But how about taking into consideration the lives that are placed in danger when they have to go looking for your frozen ass.
  • Dear City of Manchester - What is up with the roads disintegrating? There's this new invention called asphalt, I hear it is pretty amazing. The intersection of Granite and Elm has been an axle-breaker for the past month and is just getting worse.
  • Speaking of Granite St...Dear People who use the Granite Street Bridge - there is this thing called a yellow line that is painted down the middle of the bridge. Please stop crossing over it as I am trying to get to the highway to go to work. 'k, thanks!
  • If anyone remembers Charles Laquidara from the old days of WBCN, The Big Mattress has a blog
  • The aforementioned blog is where I found the link to pictures of Lindsay Lohan posing as her idol, Marilyn Monroe. (warning, that link does contain nudity). It would be more appropriate to call this "Shots of Linsday's rack with a messy blonde wig." Marilyn was a class act and slapping a blonde wig on a skank and saying she is anything remotely resembling Marilyn - it's just wrong
  • I spun yarn over the weekend. Tee hee. It's even hanging up here at work on my cube. I'll take a picture of it later before I leave.
  • Spring training has begun. You know you are a baseball geek when you download the entire season schedule into your Outlook calendar. Want to know when the Sox are playing the Yankees? I can have that info in seconds!
  • Work. Nothing bad going on, but morale is low and our boss is leaving. Uncertainty about what that will mean for us, and as usual, no communication. I am grateful I have a job, I do love what I do, but I would be much happier at a smaller company, at least that's what I think. If I win the powerball tonight, the Omlette Shoppe in Ogunquit is for sale for $1M. I'll hire someone to run it for me, work a little here and there, and park it on the beach anytime I want!
*Bullet Post. Inspired by the Sheep, only hers rock!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day...

The news...

This morning I had the news on in the background while I was doing stuff. I normally spend the first couple of hours of my day in silence and like it that way. But since my street looks like a qualifying run for the Olympic Luge event (and let's not even talk about my driveway), I wanted to see if I could get an update on the rest of the roads.

So, as a service to you all, here is what I got from this morning's news...

Roger Clemens* - do we really care who injected what into the Rocket? Next...

Marie Osmond - did she gain weight while doing dancing with the stars? Well, I can't answer that, but if you tune into ET tonight at 7, this and more will be revealed...

Tina Turner is NOT the queen of soul. Silly Beyonce'.

Obama. No Hilary. No Obama. No Hiliary.

Yeah, so that's pretty much it...

*so yesterday was the Big Day - Pitchers and Catchers showed up in Ft. Meyers to begin spring training. NESN was running their first show from Spring Training at 6:30. What did they then proceed to talk about for the first 10 minutes? Clemens. *sigh*. I mean, do the fans really care that much?
Other than that, there was a great interview with Tito, and seeing Dice-K sporting a MULLETT was priceless!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

The real problem with our economy...

Payrolls drop for 1st time since 2003 (AP)AP - Nervous employers cut 17,000 jobs in January — the first such reduction in more than four years and a fresh trouble sign that the economy is in danger of stalling.

Exxon Mobil posts record profits (AP) AP - Exxon Mobil Corp. on Friday posted the largest annual profit by a U.S. company — $40.6 billion — as the world's largest publicly traded oil company benefited from historic crude prices at year's end.

When was the last time an oil company had anything but a record profit?